Opta Stats: Cardiff v Manchester United

Can Robin van Persie continue his hot streak when Manchester United face Cardiff?
Can Robin van Persie continue his hot streak when Manchester United face Cardiff?

Manchester United could move into the top four this weekend with victory over Cardiff. Opta have all the stats.

"Manchester United have won three successive Barclays Premier League games for the first time since March."

They are 8/52.6 to win to nil.

Cardiff City's last victory over Manchester United came back in November 1960 - they have lost four and drawn one of their five meetings since. United are 4/61.67 to win.

Manchester United have won three successive Barclays Premier League games for the first time since March. They are 8/52.6 to win to nil.

David Moyes has won six of his first 11 league games in charge of Man Utd. Sir Alex Ferguson won just four of his first 11 league games as manager at the club. United are 4/91.44 to finish in the top four.

Not only has Robin van Persie scored more goals than any other player in the Premier League since the start of 2011-12 (63), he's also hit the woodwork the most often (19). Van Persie is 20/211.95 to score.

There have been eight occasions of a side allowing the opposition at least 10 shots on target in a Premier League match this season, three of which have been by Cardiff City. Over 2.5 goals is available at 5/61.86.

Cardiff have conceded a league-high six goals from outside the box this season. They are 8/131.6 to score against Manchester United.

Cardiff striker Fraizer Campbell made two appearances for Manchester United in the Premier League. He is the last player to score against the Red Devils in the Premier League having previously played for them in the competition (for Sunderland on 15th December 2012). Campbell is 16/54.2 to score.

Manchester United have won more points after 11 games this season (20) than in three of their previous Premier League title-winning campaigns (1992-93, 1996-97 and 2002-03 - all 19 points from 11 games). Moyes' side are 11/26.6 to win the Premier League.

Robin van Persie has scored in each of his last four Premier League appearances - he last netted in five successive PL appearances back in January 2013. RVP is 4/15.1 to score first.

Steven Caulker has blocked 19 shots this season in the Premier League; seven more than any other player. Cardiff are 6/16.8 to keep a clean sheet.

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